Beyond Seduction : Bastion Club

  • by Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • Series: Bastion Club
  • 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A little bit wild and undeniably brave, the gentlemen of the Bastion Club have pursued adventures far and wide. But their exploits at home could prove to be the riskiest of all as they hunt an elusive target: the perfect bride.
In a moment of recklessness, Gervase Tregarth, sixth Earl of Crowhurst, swears he’ll marry the next eligible lady to cross his path. Cloistered at his ancestral castle in Cornwall, with nary a suitable woman for miles, he never expects he’ll have to fulfill his pledge, at least not until the London season begins. But then he meets his neighbor, the very appealing Madeline Gascoigne.
Years of secret service to the Crown have taught Gervase the value of always having a loophole - there will be no wedding if he and Madeline are not compatible in every way. So he sets out to prove that they would make a most dreadful match by luring her into his arms and, ultimately, his bed. From their very first kiss, Gervase discovers that the headstrong and independent Madeline is no meek country miss - and that the fire between them will burn long beyond that first seduction.
Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career when her novels captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world’s most beloved and popular authors. She has been writing for more than twenty years and is a New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author.

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What the Critics Say

“A reliable serving of rogues and romance.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Great addition to the Bastion Club series

What a great addition to the tales of the Bastion Club members! Gervais will absolutely tear your heart out with his patience, determination, and understanding.
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- Toni

Cloying NarrationI

What did you like best about Beyond Seduction? What did you like least?

It's difficult to get past the narrator's amazingly bad female voices. I enjoyed reading the book, but listening to it has proved to be impossible.


If you???ve listened to books by Stephanie Laurens before, how does this one compare?

This compares poorly to every other narration I've heard. All of Crossley's females sound like Monty Pythonish interpretations of women, and he has an irritating habit of raising his voice near the end of a sentence. His characters come across as priggish.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Steven Crossley?

Anyone who can read female voice without making them sound whiny would be a big improvement.


Was Beyond Seduction worth the listening time?

I was not able to get through all of Part 1. It was too painful.


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- Joan M. Taylor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.